How Do I Link to an Un-Configured External Tool in Modules?

Many third-party integrations with Curve can be supported using Basic LTI.  Basic LTI provides a framework through which an LMS (Curve) can send some verifiable information about a user to a third party. For Basic LTI to work, the third party needs to provide an account id and shared secret that Curve can use to generate a signature to verify the authenticity of the data sent. By default, most user information is anonymized, but this can be configured when the configuration is first set up.


Open Modules


In Course Navigation, click the Modules link.


Add Content


Click the Add Item button.


Select Item Type


Click the Item Type drop-down menu and select the External Tool option.


Set External Tool


Curve will then give you several options to select as an External Tool. If you wish to use your own or an option not from the listed tools, you may follow the instructions below instead.


Below the options for External Tools, locate the configuration URL for the tool you want to link to and type the URL in the URL field [1]. Give your External Tool a Page Name [2]. To have the tool open in a new browser tab, click the Load this tool in a new tab checkbox [3]. Choose whether or not to indent the item in the module drop-down menu [4]. Click the Add Item button to add the item to the module [5].

Note: Because Basic LTI configurations can be added at a later time, the dialog will accept URLs that don't match any existing configurations. However, when you try to navigate to an external tool that is not configured, you'll see an error message indicating the problem. You can configure External Tools in your Course Settings.


View Module


The External Tool will be added to the bottom of the module. Click the publish icon to publish the external tool.

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